It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms' Night Out, and Woodlawn), I CAN ONLY IMAGINE stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.
A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.
If you are an organization that is NOT a church, please visit www.swank.com to purchase your license for this film.
Provident Films does not sell international licenses for this film. Please contact www.missionpictures.com for international inquiries.
Your I Can Only Imagine Movie Event kit includes your site license and the I Can Only Imagine Movie Event DVD.
The Digital License Only option should be selected if you already own a copy of the film and only need the license to legally show it. When this option is selected, your license will be emailed to you, and nothing will ship to you, as you already have a copy of the film you can use for your event. The price of the license remains the same, as you are paying for the license, not the dvd, but you will not incur a shipping charge.
Here are ways you can utilize I Can Only Imagine:
Church Event ... let the movie touch the lives of people in your church and your community. A Movie Event is great for the entire church, or for a Sunday School event.
Small Groups ... use a Movie Event to encourage your small group.
Christian Schools ... host a Movie Event for parents or students.
While you cannot charge for tickets, you can take an offering and make your I Can Only Imagine Movie Event a fundraising event!
Licenses are based on a church's average weekend attendance (not on the possible size of the viewing audience). All other organizations are covered by the Standard license fee.
Licenses are good for unlimited showings for one year from purchase date.
Be sure your congregation knows about your I Can Only Imagine campaign in your church by posting these reminders in key areas.
Large enough to get attention, but small enough to fit almost anywhere.
Posters can be used to promote your event in the community!
Do you want to invite people to join you at the movies?
Event tickets can be easily handed out to neighbors or coworkers to let them know what your church is doing around your movie event.
Bulletin Inserts help you reach the whole church with a targeted message easily and inexpensively.